Appeal Court dismisses petition filed seeking “Karuna Amman’s” arrest

Karuna Amman - Vinyagamoorthy Muralitharan

The Court of Appeal today rejected the petition filed seeking the arrest of former deputy minister Vinayagamoorthy Muralitharan alias Karuna Amman, over his recent controversial statement on the killing of Sri Lankan army soldiers.

The FR petition had been filed by Kaduwela Municipal Council member and tuition class teacher Boseth Kalahepathirana.

The matter was called up in the presence of President of the Court of Appeal Justice A.H.M.D Nawaz and Justice Sobitha Rajakaruna.

When the matter was called up, the President of the Court of Appeal said the Criminal Investigations Department had already recorded statements from ‘Karuna Amman’, the respondent and legal action is being taken against him for the said offence.

In addition, the Court of Appeal pointed out the National Elections Commission had informed the Acting Inspector General of Police not to produce any election candidate in court until the 10th of August.

Therefore, the Court of Appeal decided to dismiss the petition without issuing notice on the respondents.